Christman Field Latest Observations
Date Time
MST
Temp
°F
RH
%
DewPt
°F
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mph
Dir
°
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mph
Dir
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2020-07-15 20:15 71.2 61.7 57.4 3.8 165 6.9 150 24.946 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:10 71.1 61.2 57.1 5.8 145 8.7 156 24.946 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:05 71.2 61.5 57.3 4.7 172 5.9 142 24.945 0.0 0.00
2020-07-15 20:00 71.3 61.3 57.3 4.5 139 6.3 158 24.945 0.1 0.00
2020-07-15 19:55 71.5 61.0 57.4 3.7 141 5.3 128 24.943 0.4 0.00
2020-07-15 19:50 71.9 60.0 57.2 4.9 145 6.6 135 24.944 1.4 0.00
2020-07-15 19:45 72.1 59.2 57.1 5.4 128 7.7 137 24.944 5.0 0.00
2020-07-15 19:40 72.2 59.0 57.1 5.2 146 6.9 142 24.942 10.7 0.00
2020-07-15 19:35 72.4 58.5 57.1 5.5 151 8.2 139 24.944 11.8 0.00
2020-07-15 19:30 72.5 58.2 57.0 5.5 141 9.5 127 24.945 11.2 0.00
2020-07-15 19:25 72.7 58.4 57.2 6.4 114 8.8 133 24.945 12.3 0.00
2020-07-15 19:20 72.8 58.3 57.3 5.2 134 8.8 128 24.945 17.1 0.00
2020-07-15 19:15 73.0 57.9 57.3 3.3 120 6.4 132 24.945 19.3 0.00
2020-07-15 19:10 73.3 57.2 57.2 4.4 127 8.0 132 24.944 22.6 0.00
2020-07-15 19:05 73.3 56.8 57.1 6.0 125 9.8 144 24.941 26.1 0.00
2020-07-15 19:00 73.4 56.3 57.0 7.4 144 11.0 142 24.940 27.1 0.00
2020-07-15 18:55 73.5 56.1 56.9 7.6 137 11.4 157 24.942 32.3 0.00
2020-07-15 18:50 73.6 55.7 56.8 7.0 142 11.4 138 24.942 35.3 0.00
2020-07-15 18:45 73.7 55.4 56.7 5.9 151 8.9 126 24.939 37.6 0.00
2020-07-15 18:40 73.8 54.8 56.6 6.4 154 8.9 167 24.941 48.2 0.00
2020-07-15 18:35 74.0 54.6 56.6 6.2 146 9.4 137 24.941 60.5 0.00
2020-07-15 18:30 74.1 54.0 56.4 7.5 157 9.6 157 24.942 71.1 0.00
2020-07-15 18:25 74.2 53.2 56.0 7.5 141 10.8 136 24.941 78.2 0.00
2020-07-15 18:20 74.2 53.4 56.2 6.6 96 13.5 145 24.942 85.5 0.00
2020-07-15 18:15 74.2 52.6 55.8 5.9 149 12.3 149 24.940 96.7 0.00
2020-07-15 18:10 74.3 53.9 56.5 5.9 127 8.9 99 24.939 107.3 0.00
2020-07-15 18:05 74.3 53.5 56.3 6.1 135 9.4 111 24.942 139.8 0.00
2020-07-15 18:00 74.2 53.2 56.1 5.3 89 8.1 92 24.943 136.0 0.00
2020-07-15 17:55 74.4 53.2 56.3 6.0 136 11.3 117 24.943 140.8 0.00
2020-07-15 17:50 74.4 52.8 56.1 7.0 116 10.6 117 24.942 158.5 0.00
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Our Mission

The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) serves as a nexus for multi-disciplinary cooperation between NOAA research scientists and Colorado State University research staff, faculty, and students, aligning NOAA-identified research theme areas with long-standing academic strengths of the University.

Our mission is: to foster additional collaboration with national and international agencies who are developing related capabilities; to affect the fundamental research conducted at the University towards NOAA’s operational needs; and to communicate our research and its practical implications to the scientific community and the public.

To this end, we are dedicated to: providing high-quality training to ensure operational user proficiency; conducting outreach programs to K-12 education and the general public to promote environmental literacy; and to quantifying and communicating the significant positive societal impacts of NOAA research on our everyday lives.

Our Technology

With NOAA and CSU support CIRA has operated a Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Earth Station since 1980. Today our collection capability handles multiple simultaneous GOES transmissions, NOAA polar data, Himawari-8 and European MSG. CIRA also plays an important role in each new GOES satellite as one of the primary test sites for initial transmissions and sensor verification.

CIRA operates a high-technology infrastructure to support research in our major theme areas. The infrastructure contains over 300 workstations/servers, a satellite Earth Station with an online archive, several high-performance modelling clusters, and a high-speed network. With its expertise in data fusion, CIRA is developing systems and tools that will simplify the acquisition and manipulation of satellite and model data for scientific research.